Stacy Hall, chairman of the Habersham County Board of Commissioners, is running for the Georgia Senate to represent District 50, which includes a small part of East Hall County.
Hall, a Republican, is in his second year as chairman of Habersham’s Board of Commissioners and had previously announced he would not seek reelection for that position.
“Our North Georgia way of life is under attack. While representing District 50, I plan to fight for our conservative values and constitutional rights. I will work tirelessly under the Gold Dome to protect our 2nd Amendment constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” Hall said in a statement. “I will not (waver) in my effort to protect the unborn, and I will stand firm for religious liberty. I will work closely with our agricultural community to ensure that our number one industry not only survives but thrives, and I will seek smart, strategically planned industrial growth so that we have plenty of well-paying jobs.”
John Wilkinson currently holds the Senate District 50 seat, but on Wednesday, Jan. 30, Wilkinson announced plans to run for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Hall serves on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes local advisory board and the Presidential Advisory Board at Tallulah Falls School. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and Georgia Carry, is active with the Habersham Partnership for Growth, and he and his family are members of Level Grove Baptist Church. He has served as chairman of the Habersham County Hospital Authority, Chairman of the White County Chamber of Commerce, board member for Habersham United Way, and vice chair for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Hall and his wife Ivy own a real estate development business. Hall was previously the athletic director and a business professor at Truett McConnell University and a sports marketing executive. He has taught elementary, middle and high school as well as undergraduate and graduate level college classes.
Hall said that while he had not originally planned to run for office after leaving his position with Habersham’s Board of Commissioners, he has decided to seek a position at the Capitol with his family’s support.
“After overwhelming support and encouragement throughout the district as well as much prayer and discussion with my family, it was clear that I needed to pursue this office to protect our North Georgia values in Atlanta,” Hall said. “It is only with the full support of my family that I am running. I want to model for my children the privilege of serving others.”
Senate District 50 includes all of Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Rabun, Stephens, Towns and parts of Hall and Jackson counties. Hall plans to complete his term as commissioner, which ends in December.